NIDA Introduces New Drug Screening Tool and Resources for Docs

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) just launched an outreach program that includes an online screening tool and other resources for physicians. Called NIDAMED, the program aims to educate doctors around screening patients for drug use in order to identify problems before they turn into full-blown addiction. Doctors often cite lack of time with…

The legal ramifications of enabling a loved one’s drug or alcohol addiction

Last week, Anna Nicole Smith’s partner / lawyer, Howard K. Stern, and two doctors were charged with multiple felonies for illegally supplying the drugs that ultimately led to her accidental fatal overdose in February of 2007. Several prescription drugs were found in the room in which she died. It was reported that all three men…

Sheehan to present at Winter Break for Working Women event in Orono, Maine

Women lawyers from the Maine Bar Association and women physicians from the Maine Medical Association have joined forces to fight back the blues of winter with a unique day and a half retreat of fun and CLE credits. This winter break will be a relaxing mixture of education and fun with friends and colleagues at…

Women on Welfare More Likely to Find Jobs, Sobriety with Treatment Approach

A recent report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University shows that a new intensive case management approach to help drug-addicted women on poverty provides better outcomes for sobriety and employment than the current employment-first approach. The new approach views addiction as a chronic disease vs. a temporary problem.…

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Your quick online votes will help our agency receive as much as $5,000 in a Bangor Savings Bank Community Matters More contribution. We are asking for your help! In early March, Bangor Savings Bank Foundation will give a total of $100,000 to local non-profit organizations. We’re looking to friends of Crossroads for Women® to help…